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Government to promote tourism in Slovakia

ACCORDING to the Tourism Development Strategy recently approved by the government, around 27 million people will visit Slovakia in 2013. This will be 2 million more than this year. At the same time, each visitor is expected to spend 1.5 times more money than they do at present, the daily SME reported.

"Nothing like this has been created in Slovakia before. The strategy's aims appear to be realistic for a period of eight years," Economy Ministry tourism department head Gabriel Kuliffay, told the daily.

Entrepreneurs are also positive about the strategy.

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Developers in Bratislava withdraw applications for important investment statutes for their projects

J&T Real Estate and HB Reavis declare continuation in their projects without the statutes.

New development projects are going to change the skyline of Bratislava.

PM Fico before Smer congress: I don’t want to run for president

At the party congress, vice-chairman of the ruling party, Marek Maďarič, has been replaced by Richard Raši. Otherwise, no major changes have taken place.

L-R: PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor adn Smer vice-chair Juraj Blanár, Culture Minister and resigned vice-chair Marke Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at Decemebr 9 congress.

Four Slovak firms make it on the list of the fastest-growing IT technology companies

Deloitte has compiled the ranking of the companies for the EMEA region for the 17th time.

Four Slovak software companies made it to the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 rankings for EMEA.

Refinery collects used cooking oil

Its partner company processes it into a biofuel component for diesel.

People can dispose of used cooking oil at petrol stations.